A ‘disturbing trend’: More police are dying from gun violence today than a decade ago

USA TODAY | By Grace Hauck | January 11, 2023 Sixty-four officers were shot and killed in the line of duty in 2022, according to a preliminary annual report released Wednesday from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. That’s far below the number of firearms-related officer deaths 50 years ago. But the figure – …

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Law enforcement officers’ deaths due to COVID fell by 83% in 2022, according to new data

CBS NEWS | By Nicole Sganga | January 11, 2023 In 2022, 226 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, according to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), showing a significant drop over 2021 — and much of the decrease is attributed to the dramatic reduction in …

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Police documentary at Washington museum has Fredericksburg-area ties

The Free Lance-Star | By James Baron A 33-minute documentary – Sacrifice and Service – that dives into the personal lives of several law enforcement officers is now showing at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington. The film includes abundant footage shot in Stafford County and a segment on the life and career of …

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Best Things to Do in the DC Area 9/26-10/2

WASHINGTONIAN | By Briana Thomas Get involved. It’s Police Weekend! The National Law Enforcement Museum is hosting an open house for visitors of all ages and showing the film, Service and Sacrifice (Sat, free, but registration required, Northwest DC). You can help support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at Run for the Badge 2022 (Sat, free, but donations welcome, virtual). READ ARTICLE

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces August 2022 Officer of the Month

WCCB | By WCCB Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2022) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) today announced that Deputy Sheriff Dijon Whyms of the Mecklenburg County (NC) Sheriff’s Department is the Officer of the Month for August 2022. Whyms was selected for this honor after his heroic actions following a traffic …

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10 Exhibitions to Discover in Washington DC this Fall

Take the Case TRAVELMAG | By Paul Joseph Created to honour the role of law enforcement, in service to society, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum plays host to a busy roster of exhibitions throughout the year. Among those running through this Fall is this hands-on exhibit that allows visitors to simultaneously play the …

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‘Thin Black Line’ filmmaker brings ‘Service & Sacrifice’ to DC’s Law Enforcement Museum

WTOP NEWS by Jason Fraley | [email protected] You’ve seen him in “Blue Bloods,” “True Detective” and “The Wire,” but did you know Hollywood actor Jim Klock moonlights as a sheriff’s deputy in Stafford County, Virginia? This fall, he’s combining both passions for a new documentary at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Museum near Judiciary …

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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to Host National Run for the Badge 5K

Homeland Security Today It will be 100% virtual, bringing together communities across the nation for this important and popular event in support of law enforcement. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), will host its annual National Run for the Badge 5K on Saturday, October 1, 2022. All proceeds from this signature fundraising event support the mission …

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National Police Weekend event schedule announced

POLICE1 | By Police1 Staff Police Weekend 2022, hosted by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, has a slate of special events and activities honoring law enforcement, kicking off with the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception, held at the National Law Enforcement Museum on September 30, to the all-virtual Run for the Badge 5K on …

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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Announces Annual Award Winners

Officer.com WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2022) – The Board of Directors of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), whose mission is to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve, today announced the winners of their annual awards in the categories of Distinguished Service, Lifetime Achievement, and Excellence …

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